Coal scam: SC to examine CBI report

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 06:43 hrs

New Delhi, July 10 (IBNS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday will examine the status report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the coal scam.

The apex court will also consider the Centre´s affidavit on CBI´s autonomy.

The CBI on Monday filed its status report in the Supreme Court in connection with the coal scam.

"The CBI gave status of 13 FIRs and 3 Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court," CNN-IBN reported.

The CBI in June recorded statements of two Prime Minister´s Office (PMO) officials in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam.

It also quizzed former coal secretary HC Gupta in connection with the scam last month.

The Comptroller and Auditor General´s (CAG) report on coal block allocation estimated a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore to the national exchequer owing to irregular allocations.

The CAG named 25 private companies as beneficiaries of coal block allocations in various states. They included companies like Essar Power, Hindalco, Tata Power, Tata Steel and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.

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